Curtin Family Newsletter

October 7, 2021

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, October 19th

  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- 3:30 - 7:15 PM

Wednesday, October 20th

  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- 3:30 - 7:15 PM
  • Unity Day -- October 20th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Friday, October 22nd

  • NO SCHOOL – P/T Conference

Monday, October 25th

  • NO SCHOOL – October Break

Wednesday, October 27th

  • SEC Parent Meeting --3:30 - 4:30 PM

Monday, November 15th

  • NO SCHOOL – Records Day

Wednesday, November 24th – Friday, November 26th

  • NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

School Happenings

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- October 19th & 20th from 3:30 - 7:15 PM

This year, parent/teacher conferences will be held virtually using Google Meet. This means parents will not come to the school for conferences. Instead parents will log onto their computer/child's Chromebook/cell phone for the video conference.

  • Parents will receive a link from their child's teacher to sign up for a conference
  • Parents will EITHER need (1) to use their child's school issued Chromebook to log into the Meet OR (2) a google account to access the meeting. If you do not have a google account, pease use this link to create a google account

4th & 5th Grade Soccer

This school year, we had a huge interest in soccer by students. Thank you to both Ms. Lauren Long, our gym teacher, and Ms. Courtney Becker, our school social worker, for coaching the teams!

Consider attending a soccer game to cheer our students on.

Unity Day -- Anti-Bully Event

Curtin students will participate in UNITY DAY to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. Rather, we believe in kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

What: Wear ORANGE to stand up against bullying and participate in a UNITY Walk celebration

When: Wednesday, October 20th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Where: Curtin School

Who: Curtin students, families and staff

Additional Information: Flyer

Make-Up Picture Day

If your child was absent on picture day, that is not a problem.

Make-up Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 11th.

It is recommended that orders be placed online.

Click here to order online

We are HIRING!

Curtin School has four positions open

  • Parent Coordinator (40 hrs./week)
  • Health Care Assistant (30 hrs./week)
  • CAMP Director (part-time) -- specify Curtin when you apply
  • Building Service Helper

Please share this with your network in order to find the best candidate to serve our Curtin students. Click here to apply!

Health and Safety

Mask Up

Please assure to send your child with a mask daily.

Students are expected to wear a mask when in the school building and when riding the school bus.

Guidelines for Health and Safety

To ensure the health and safety of all, MPS will continue to follow current CDC and Milwaukee Health Department guidelines.

  • Masks required by staff and students indoors except while eating or drinking

  • Masks not required outdoors

  • Masks required on buses

  • Plexi barriers on student desks when facing one another

  • A distance of 3 feet will be maintained in all school settings to the greatest extent possible

  • School Visitors- visitors with a scheduled visit are welcomed (masks required)

  • Water fountains/bubblers will be used as water bottle filling stations. Send your child with a water bottle daily.

Student Absence due to Quarantine or Bus Issues

In order to support our Curtin students when absent due to quarantine or bus issues, students may access assignments on google classroom or Seesaw.

If your child is absent due to quarantine or bus issues, AND, completes their assignments found on google classroom/Seesaw, they WILL be marked PRESENT.

Students also have the opportunity to receive virtual academic support. Ms. Bruno will be available on google meet.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 a.m. AND 1:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Google Meet Code "curtinsupport"

What should I do if my child is sick?

If your child is sick, please keep your child and his/her siblings who live in the home at home.

Please call the school office at 414-902-7700 and share the following:

-Name of your child who is ill

-Symptoms your child is experiencing

-Date that your child began feeling their symptoms

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Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

MPS is now offering COVID-19 School Based Testing for students and staff with COVID symptoms. Testing will help reduce community spread of COVID-19 and ensure that our schools are safe for learning and working. Please consider completing this consent for testing. Students and staff who complete this form and display symptoms of COVID, may be able to be tested at Curtin.


Parents, if you have updated immunization records, please fax it to Curtin at 902-7715 or email Nurse Myka Vang at I do check my voicemail daily so you may also call me at 414-902-7720.

Stay Connected

Helpful Links

Sign Up for Remind

Remind offers a great two way communication between the families and Curtin! We will send out the newsletter, important dates and reminders, and teacher announcements. Signing up is simple! Download the app, create an account and join your child's classroom by using the following codes:

  • Curtin School: k4gf4c
  • Camp Curtin: da86a4
  • Physical Education: d4f983cd6k

  • K4: fkk63h6gab
  • K5: babekghcbb
  • 1st: 6a23ggd7dd
  • 2nd: 7ag9k6dg3a
  • 3rd: cf43af3883
  • 4th: f3b93d6hga
  • 5th: 7af2hhk42f

  • 6 Grade and Middle School Social Studies: dhf4de94ah
  • 7A Grade and Middle School Science: cf977b7adb
  • 7B Grade and Middle School English Language Arts___
  • 8th Grade and Middle School Math: k642973397

Arrival and Dismissal

School Hours

Office: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Breakfast 7:20 a.m. (in the classroom)

School starts: 7:20 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:20 p.m.

After School Camp 2:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Student Entry Procedures

All students enter from the playground area between 7:15 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.

Late arrivals should use the main entrance on 32nd street beginning at 7:30 a.m.

**Buses students will pull in on Morgan Avenue. Families please do not block in coned areas as it causes a safety hazard to bus students. **

Dismissal Procedures

All students exit onto the playground at 2:20 p.m. using the same doors during arrival.

Students who are not picked up by 2:25 p.m. will be brought to the library. Parents should pick up at the main entrance on 32nd street.

Curtin Camp

At this moment, we do not have any opening for additional camp students. If are interested in being put on a waitlist, please contact Ms. Connie at 414-902-7711


Parent(s)/guardian(s) are expected to notify the school by phone/letter of a student’s absence. Personal illness is a legally excused absence. The building principal may request a medical statement from a physician or other health care provider when student(s) have a history of excessive absences. If your child(ren) is going to be absent, please be sure to call 902-7700. We have a 24 hour automated service.

Please be aware that vacations, going out of town, etc. are only excused if it is in a written notification prior to the absences.

PTO & School Engagement Council

Thank you to the parents who participated in September's School Engagement Council Meetings and Parent Teacher Organziation Meetings.

All parents are welcomed to attend any or all meetings. We will meet on

Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • October 27th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th
  • January 19th
  • February 16th
  • March 23rd
  • May 18th

Please use the Google Meet link below:

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 219-401-0603‬ PIN: ‪836 127 869‬#

More phone numbers:

8th Graders


Parent Portal is a system used by MPS to give parents and guardians access to student information such as busing, immunization records, grades, etc. This system is also used for early admission for high school!

If you are an 8th grade parent and have not signed up or do not remember your username, please contact the office at 414-902-7700 or email Curtin at

8th Grade: High School Early Enrollment

On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2021, our school counselor, Ms. Nisleit, held a virtal information session about High School Early Enrollment for our 8th grade families.

If parents or students have any questions, you can reach out to the following individuals for assistance:

  • Ms. Nisleit, School Counselor
  • Ms. Emma, School Secretary
    • Parent Portal Access
    • Families will need to come to school and show your ID in order to receive your individualized Parent Portal Letter.
    • Call 414-902-7700 to schedule an appointment to come to school

Early Enrollment Website click here.


2021-2022 Coaching Opportunities—COACHES NEEDED!

Winter Sports

  • Middle School Coed Basketball

    • Games every Saturday, December 11th-March 5th

  • Middle School Coed Volleyball

    • Games every Saturday, December 4th-February 26th

Spring Sports

  • Middle School Softball

    • Games every Saturday, April 23rd-June 4th

  • Middle School Soccer

For all Sports:

  • Practice two nights a week minimum (1.5-2 hrs long) starting after school day ends

  • Practices will begin 1-2 weeks before start of season based on availability

  • Gear will be supplied for you

Contact Lauren Long (phy ed teacher/Sport Coordinator)